Over 800 guests enjoyed UpStage Dance Academy’s third annual Spring Showcase May 6-7. The event, titled “Good vs. Bad,” featured 142 dancers from Powell, Cody and surrounding …
Over 800 guests enjoyed UpStage Dance Academy’s third annual Spring Showcase May 6-7. The event, titled “Good vs. Bad,” featured 142 dancers from Powell, Cody and surrounding areas.
This year’s Spring Showcase took place at the Wynona Thompson Auditorium.
UpStage Dance Academy, owned by sisters Katelyn and Mariah Lang, opened in 2019. Both sisters, who earned dance degrees at Casper College, love to share their devotion to dance with children.
The studio’s Spring Showcase is one of two big recitals throughout the school year, where every dancer gets to shine on stage.
This year, the dance studio entered its first-ever dance competition season. As a studio, UpStage takes pride in making dance a positive and affordable experience for families in the area. The Langs were excited to offer a new competition dance experience.
Twelve dancers, ranging in ages 9-15, comprised the 2022 UpStage Dance Academy Competition Team. They completed five routines in three competitions in Billings.
The team’s large group routine took home a divisional first place, an overall second place, and a “Sincere Passion” award. The UpStage teen small group dance took home a divisional first place and an overall first place.
One UpStage Dance Academy soloist, Cayleigh Douzenis, scored the team an overall third place in teen solos at their first completion. Their junior small group placed in the top 10, as well.
UpStage Dance Academy would like to thank Subway in Powell for being a gold level sponsor for the team this year.
UpStage Dance Academy’s enrollment is currently open for new students. Classes for the summer semester begin on June 7.
Contact Mariah Lang at 307-250-7779 for more information on how your child can register for classes.